The MLB announced the list of players who made the inaugural All-MLB first and second teams on Tuesday and two Yankees made the cut.
DJ LeMahieu was named to the All-MLB first team at second base, while Aroldis Chapman was named to the second team as one of two relievers.
This past season was LeMahieu's first in New York and first in the American League, but the 31-year-old shined for the Yankees.
As a defender, LeMahieu split time between second base--which he played while Gleyber Torress was placed at shortstop in the absence of Didi Gregorius--and first base--where he remained for the majority of the second half of the season once Gregorius returned from injury.
At the plate, LeMahieu was a Silver Slugger in 2019, finishing with a slash line of .327/.358/.518 to go along with 26 home runs and 102 RBI. LeMahieu's batting average was second in the AL and was part of the reason why he finished in fourth place for AL MVP.
Looking at Chapman, the left-handed closer allowed just 13 earned runs this season in 57 innings pitched, posting a 2.21 ERA with 85 strikeouts and 37 saves (second most in the AL).
After the season, Chapman was named the AL Reliever of the Year, making his second team nomination a bit questionable to say the least.